Jewelry buttons: best tips for a look at the top!

At BUTTONS PARADISE, nothing is incidental. On the contrary, everything is in the difference and in THE Accessory with a big A. Jewelry buttons with a sense of [haute] couture detail ! Original buttons, design or designer buttons, even the fancy buttons are jewelry and made in France or sometimes come from Japan when mother of pearl becomes queen!

But in fact, what is a jewelry button?

jewelry buttons on magic dress
From left to right: Dior cocktail dress – Marni SS 2018 – Dior material effects – Eyes Diamond buttons Dries Van Noten – Viktor & Rolf shirt neck – Etro button effects 2018

The Jewelry button is primarily a style effect for a sublime look! For example, large round buttons that dress a classic strapless dress like Dior. But it can also be a solo button accessorized pin to adorn a Marni silk dress. I love the iconic button used as adornment …

Otherwise and as a wink, one can wear his eyes small rhinestone buttons like the Paris fashion show Dries Van Noten for Fashion Week 2018. In short, the jewel button is in you! Because it is YOU who decides on his style to affirm your singularity or your humor! And there BUTTONS PARADISE can guide you!

Accessorize a summer coat?

jewelry over coat red buttons
Anya Hindmarch summer coat 2018 – Top coat Resin Buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

We all love light cotton coats in the fresh colors of summer. But here we go, sometimes the buttons or the pressures are not up to par. So to revisit the whole, bet on the shape of your buttons that become jewelry! Round and curved shapes like the Top Coat model! Or more sophisticated and seductive, opt for a square button made of Galalith resin.

jewelry buttons summer coat
Playing with buttons – Cos summer coat – Square Galalith buttons – Prototypes BUTTONS PARADISE

How to wear jewelry buttons on a dress?

jewelry buttons on chic dress
Marie Katranzou 2018 spring dress – Silver metal buttons Flo BUTTONS PARADISE

First, play with your dress fabric, from the simplest to the most sought after. Feel free to add a touch of glamor to a new-age metal effect like this beautiful fabric by Marie Katranzou. It perfectly mimics metal buttons in beautiful silver. So why not go all the way? Personalize your black or black and blue dress with beautiful striking buttons!

Buttons adornment: alloy of materials and luminous colors

jewelry button green anise
Prada dress summer 2018 – Jewelry buttons Mother of Pearl green anise BUTTONS PARADISE

Here, it is question of audacity! The trick is to rely on a bright color and bold materials: a marriage of buttons and explosive materials for a contemporary look even futuristic. A beautiful mother-of-pearl tinted green anise for these jewelry buttons associated with a fringed dress of green spring PVC!

Dare the fancy chic buttons!

Jewelry buttons on blade skirt
Calvin Klein 2018 spring skirt – Léa Flower Buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

Have you ever thought that some flower-shaped designer buttons will turn into jewelry? Here, the magic of the beautiful fantasy button operates a dream contrast! What is clever with the original sewing buttons is their design … Specifically, you cracked for a soft denim wallet dress? Its worn is soft to the touch but you just want to accentuate its chic neo-romantic look? Ride on a farandole of conic buttons painted by hand with the decor of birds worthy of a Matisse!

jewelry design buttons
Carolina Herrera denim dress SS18 – Conical resin button Swallow BUTTONS PARADISE

Illuminate your chest!

jewelry trendy buttons for dress
Long dress Anya Hindmarch Summer 2018 – Galalith resin buttons Bee by BUTTONS PARADISE

So here, I am smitten! This dress is sublime. Thank you Anya Hindmarch. I do not know about you, but me, even to play in the MadMen series for one night, as much aimed at the total look 70s buttons included! So, I’m voting for an “original seventies” accessory with an ethno-chic look: the Bee button, my heart of hearts !!! Because the Bee is made of Galalith resin, a natural creamy white like its resin that comes from milk!

Statement buttons for a lamé embroidered suit

jewelry buttons on woman smoking
Tailored lamé Christian Siriano RTW 2018 – Faceted jewelry blue buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

In summary, the sewing button is a Single Accessory. It claims its place as an iconic jewel but without ostentation! A safe technique that makes all your difference. Never has the art of the faceted glass button been so beautiful, simple and effective. QED don’t you think?

Good to know: BUTTONS PARADISE designs and sells contemporary and vintage jewelry couture buttons. Our limit is your imagination! So, stand for it: I love you just as much as these beautiful buttons!

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Original jackets with large ‘haute couture’ black buttons

Not always easy to know how to dress in autumn or spring or even in winter! That’s the snag with in-between seasons. However a jacket will always remain your best ally, the ideal piece of clothing. If you want to refresh its look and avoid monotony why not accessorize it?

The trapeze shape jacket, cape, blazer, bolero or jacket choose the one that you feel is right for you and then change all the buttons with a more original shape. Look at the panorama of ‘haute couture’ buttons. There is a whole range of sizes, fabric, shapes and styles all very different. Refashion your jacket with large black ‘haute couture’ buttons, you won’t regret it!

Always in tune, in any circumstances, the mid-season jacket is your best friend when temperatures keep changing. It can be worn under your coat in winter. Frankly it is the best garment in your wardrobe. Add a broach, a necklace, long or short or simply a few tassels and your jacket is totally revived. However since you do not always have the time to choose the accessories to remodel your jacket then why not make the change once and for all? That’s where original buttons are simply a must.

A cape with 2 black ‘haute couture’ buttons

If you choose large size massive buttons, make sure you avoid adding any extra accessories such as a scarf or small chain. Keep your look simple and put all the effect on the choice of the buttons. A pretty cuff can be an option but do not emphasize on the jewelry.

On a magnificent white cape in a pale color, pick a massive button, either black or very dark. The impact will be greater and your jacket will benefit from a feminine touch and outline your silhouette.

A cape with 2 black ‘haute couture’ buttons
Dress and coat by Fath, Paris Hat by Schiaparelli, Paris Evening dress by Fontana, Rome. © Regina Relang1951/1952 – Terra Horn Couture button by BUTTONS PARADISE

White winter jacket with black buttons: for the seventies look

The seventies coats and jackets are still very fashionable. The Emanuel Ungaro 1968 coat below is a close fit and the waistline is underlined with a dark leather belt. The double row of vintage black buttons can be replaced by bone buttons or bohemian style buttons for a glamorous effect.

White winter jacket with black buttons: for the seventies look
© Emanuel Ungaro Outfit, 1968 – Glams Pompadour button by BUTTONS PARADISE – Horn Drive button by BUTTONS PARADISE

The fifties cape with large size buttons

On this very chic cape choose precious buttons or fancy buttons to break the plainness and add a touch of crispness and originality to your look. Plain and pure, mother of pearl will bring light and brilliance to your jacket or coat.

The fifties cape with large size buttons
© Balenciaga sheath, tunic & cape, photographed by Georges Saad – © Balenciaga, 1956 – Shell Momentum Button by BUTTONS PARADISE – Black Happy Clover Button by BUTTONS PARADISE

Jackets with a row of asymmetric buttons

On the bell shaped jacket below, choose decorative buttons and draw a separation that will underline your waist and the roundness of your hips and restore a feminine look. Here too you can add more charm and refinement to your outerwear !

Take a look at our collection of black buttons in the Buttons Paradise catalogue. Design or vintage, fancy or ‘haute couture’ you will find a wide choice to revamp your outerwear.

Jackets with a row of asymmetric buttons
Photo : Livemaster – handmade, DIY & tutorials – Photo : shewhoworshipscarlin.tumblr.com – Horn Heart button by BUTTONS PARADISE
Jackets with a row of asymmetric buttons
Photo: myamericandreamm.tumblr.com – Mother-of-pearl Beach Rock button by BUTTONS PARADISE
     

Beauty and haute couture buttons

Cate Blanchett is above all a renowned actress, I’m not telling you anything new; her playing is as perfect as her beauty. From Elizabeth through Blue Jasmine to name a few, she embodies a natural beauty and elegance.

The apotheosis of her innate class is even stronger with the picture of Cate Blanchet published in The Guardian: a radiant face, Persian eyes simply accompanied by a huge pure black haute couture button on a beige silk muslin; a beautiful and elegant button as Cate Blanchett is. What a lesson in style where the haute couture button displays a pure sobriety and adorns more than a jewel, a simple silk blouse! Thank you Mrs Blanchett for this superb lesson of universal elegance. Your taste is flawless and just divine as you are!

Woman wearing a tunique in V shape with pearl buttons
SS 2016 Collection – Courtesy of Aouadi

It is not surprising that you have allowed us to discover, for the promotion of the movie Carol, one of the rising stars of tomorrow French Haute Couture: Yacine Aouadi. His latest Spring-Summer 2016 collection is as beautiful as light with sublime pearl buttons!

woman wearing a a long silk dress adorned with pearl buttons
SS 2016 Collection – Courtesy of Aouadi

A crazy work and a style that celebrate women and love as these dresses decorated with pearl buttons asked one by one, which required hundreds of hours of work! An exquisite set of Haute Couture that could have been inspired by Cate Blanchett herself! A tribute to two talented personalities!

     

Jewelry Buttons from 2016 Spring-Summer Couture fashion shows

What are the jewelry buttons from the latest spring/summer 2016 couture shows? Eclecticisms seems to be the key word:
– Some rather classic collections for Chanel and Dice Kayek;

Lady wearing a long skirt and a beige and white jacket
Chanel SS 2016 © Indigital for Vogue UK
woman wearing a black summer coat with large buttons
Dice Kayek SS 2016 © Vogue

– Cubist and graphics couture lines for Victor & Rolf while Dior is straight and wise but yet so stylish. And among these renowned fashion names, all are using jewelry buttons or haute couture buttons!

Young woman wearing a white dress and a black brooch
Victor & Rolf SS 2016 © Vogue

– Nevertheless, I still remain a fan of the 2015 summer collection from JW Anderson (yes, 2015) who matches haute couture buttons of different sizes to give an aesthetic look and style to outfits like no one. That is said!

Woman with a beige tunique and large horn buttons
JW ANDERSON © Vogue UK
young lady wearing a blouse and short skirt with a leather black collar
JW ANDERSON © Vogue UK

Going back to 2016 spring wear, Proenza Schouler plays with contrasts and shapes and uses simple black buttons and the result is absolutely amazing!

Two women wearing black and white outfits with black buttons
Proenza-Schouler SS 2016 © Vogue

I also have a crush for the staging of one haute couture button made by Armani for its 2016 summer show! This single button must be a jewel: it is THE detail of the outfit, a sober slim black button that catches your eye and makes breakneck speed lines of the clothing: pizzazz!

woman wearing a light pair of trousers with a nice black button on a belt
Armani Couture 2016 © Vogue

And if we had to celebrate a jubilant fashion, the award would most certainly goes to Dolce & Gabbana for their 2016 spring/summer ready to wear collection: it is colorful, cheerful and even bold and it is surely high in buttons!!!

Woman wearing an orange skirt with black buttons
Dolce Gabbana SS 2016 © Yannis Vlamos – Vogue
     

Love buttons love Valentine’s Day!

Telling someone we love them is a precious gift – why not say it 365 days a year! And if per chance we forget to do so, Valentine’s Day is there to remind us on February 14th each year. But let’s not forget the love buttons!

hand painted buttons written in French from 1930's
Love Buttons © BUTTONS PARADISE

These are true love buttons – sublime and rare hand painted buttons from the 1930s. Their “I love you, a little, a lot, passionately…” is a beautiful way to celebrate love.

beige hand painted buttons from France in the 30's
Love Buttons © BUTTONS PARADISE

One can easily imagine them being worn by our great-grandmothers or our great aunts. I imagine them sewing these love buttons to surprise their husbands or loved ones for a romantic diner or even better, to declare a budding love!

For this reason, when sewing buttons become love buttons, it’s a beautiful and original way to celebrate the feast of love no matter what you are wearing…

squary and red hand sewing buttons
Red Square button © BUTTONS PARADISE

Those beautiful red buttons or crystal buttons that will delight those who wish on Valentine’s Day to transform their daytime outfits into festive attire!

For those who wish to know the origin of these love buttons, my best friend Julie offered them to me. This is just a small sample of the button collection that belonged to her grandmother. The button lover that I am cannot thank her enough for such a beautiful gift…

crystal sewing buttons shaped like a champaign glass
Champagne Button © BUTTONS PARADISE
     

Original Haute Couture Buttons

After the launch of its French e-store last October, BUTTONS PARADISE opens up new markets to welcome international clients and fashionistas with an e-shop in English: pizzazz !!! I like by the way this expression from the famous and talented Diana Vreeland (Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue). As you may know, Diana V. often ended her sentences with this happy and resonant word: for me and as I am French, pizzazz simply means great. And yes, it’s great!

Bouton carré avec des formes de fleurs ajourrées
Bouton corne Claustra © BUTTONS PARADISE

It’s great because after a year of strenuous work and research to bring to you some original buttons and fashion accessories, mainly buttons, BUTTONS PARADISE is happy to present its winter 2015-2016 collection.

two square-shaped buttons on silk fabric
Ethno-quattro design button © BUTTONS PARADISE

Indeed, this winter, we offer a collection mainly composed of large buttons, often round but also rectangular or square-shaped buttons. They will become the undisguised sparkle of your day wear or evening outfit … not to mention your key accessories for a bag or a hat that buttons will adorn like a piece of jewelry.

Boutons corne en forme de buchettes géantes
Bouton Ethno-Urbain XXL © BUTTONS PARADISE

Some of you may wonder why BUTTONS PARADISE chooses XXL button sizes to represent what is traditionally the smallest fashion accessory? Simply because big or extra large buttons give a specific and unique touch to your clothing, especially coats. And this winter as you know, the ultra-chic trend is towards oversized coats like those from the eighties and the nineties! We just LOVE them.
Just because this winter in buttons will also be full of luxury and refinement with haute couture buttons collection, the XXL urban-ethnic button will be ideal to give an ultimate look to your coats and hats.

The urban-ethnic button is also the centerpiece of a unique and original necklace: the Canoes necklace, a BUTTONS PARADISE limited edition, so smart.

collier avec des boutons de corne géants
Collier Pirogues © BUTTONS PARADISE

Other trends that you will also discover in our mother-of-pearl design buttons collection, with buttons like the shape of a puzzle! Many of them are ideal for big jumpers and cardigans, especially if you play with button sizes. Absolutely delicious and so trendy!

bouton en nacre en forme de puzzle
Bouton Puzzle de nacre © BUTTONS PARADISE

We hope you will enjoy the new BUTTONS PARADISE collection that dresses and undresses bold and multi-faceted buttons!

     

Fashion buttons from the Fashion Weeks

gros boutons iconiques lors des fashion weeks
firstVIEW © Victoria Beckham, Fendi, OSMAN

Fashion Weeks are gone for this season. It is now time to pay tribute to the designers who love buttons! Haute couture button trends to catch up with are just beginning and fashion designers are becoming more and more keen to play around the smallest yet the most ‘stratéchic’ fashion accessory.

During the fall 2015-2016 fashion shows, JW Anderson, the young Irish designer, gifted darling of England’s Haute Couture, highlights giant buttons at the heart of his creations:

– A long tunic plays around giant horn buttons, each of them in a different size; a stylish and fancy feast that makes all the difference!

tunique noire avec des boutons corne géants
J.W. Anderson © Farfecht

– A beautiful leather skirt adorns a huge fake vintage-loop style button, pizzazz!

jupe portefeuille en cuir beige avec boucle-bouton géante
J.W. Anderson © The Guardian

– Glamorous metal and shiny buttons on a man’s coat; again, a true boldness and creativity that depict the button like no one.

manteau velour homme avec boutons en métal
J.W. Anderson © Becauselondon

Then comes Marc Jacobs who mixes styles by combining chic and luxurious big buttons on a safari jacket made of superb pure black woolen fabric. Marc Jacobs magnificently overacts to impress us and delight us. Bravo!

saharienne noir avec de gros boutons assortis
Marc Jacobs © Mailonline

Finally, haute couture button trends from highly esteemed fashion designers, Victoria Beckham and Derek Lam that give us a top show:
– Two large horn buttons accessorize a stylish winter culotte-skirt
– Long and lean funnel-neck dress with two big silver-grey buttons, like two pretty brooches!
Again, the surprise is absolute and gives haute couture buttons a central role!

robe noir avec deux gros boutons blancs à la taille
Derek Lam © Trend Council
jupe culotte moutarde avec boutons en corne
Victoria Beckham © AP / Mailonline

In short, you have understood that this winter is all about buttons and this is welcome news indeed!